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For Mike Bloomberg, Wednesday’s presidential debate means stepping outside his very expensive comfort zone (mer., 19 févr. 2020)
His rivals for the nomination, who have been publicly critical of the billionaire and former New York mayor, say they’re eager for a chance to counter his heavy television advertising.
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Appeals court says Florida rule barring certain ex-felons from voting is unconstitutional (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
The decision applied to only the 17 plaintiffs, but the case could have major consequences for the presidential swing state.
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Blagojevich declares himself ‘a freed political prisoner,’ thanks Trump (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
The former Illinois governor, who had been serving time in a federal facility in Colorado, spoke to reporters after returning home to Chicago.
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The stakes for each candidate in tonight’s debate (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
In this special debate day edition: The stakes for every candidate onstage, the ongoing health-care wars, and new polls that show Sanders in command.
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The White House denies Julian Assange’s pardon claim. Here’s what we know about it. (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
What Assange says should be taken with a grain of salt. But there is a backstory here.
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How a court battle on felon voting rights in Florida could affect the 2020 election (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
It’s an incremental but also significant decision on the biggest debate over felon voting rights in the nation.
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Trump is making Barr look like his stooge. And he’s apparently not going to stop. (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
The attorney general is telling people he might resign over Trump's comments on Justice Department matters. But Trump has already ignored him over and over again.
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The White House denies Julian Assange’s pardon claim. Here’s what we know about it. (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
What Assange says should be taken with a grain of salt. But there is a backstory here.
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How a court battle on felon voting rights in Florida could affect the 2020 election (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
It’s an incremental but also significant decision on the biggest debate over felon voting rights in the nation.
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Super PAC launches to support Elizabeth Warren, who has decried the role of super PACs (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
The senator has branded herself as the only presidential candidate immune to the influence of unlimited spending by wealthy donors.
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Trump’s mysterious ‘real’ polls show him leading among friends who go to other schools (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
Once again, Trump hypes a private poll that conflicts with public ones.
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Bloomberg’s immense spending gets him 30,000 online ads a minute, and a whole lot more (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
We visualized Mike Bloomberg’s truly staggering ad spending budget.
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The Democratic primaries may soon have an uncatchable leader — who can’t clinch the nomination (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
It's important to understand the party's messy math, given the arguments it inspires.
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Sanders spokeswoman acknowledges misrepresenting Bloomberg’s heart issues (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
The two Democrats’ campaigns tangled Wednesday over the health of their candidates, both of whom are 78.
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Against wishes of Barr, Trump fires off more tweets about the Justice Department (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
The president shared a spate of tweets and retweets supportive of his efforts to get involved in criminal cases and speak out about DOJ “corruption.”
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The Daily 202: Trump’s clemency spree shows white-collar felons it’s more about who you know than what you did (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
Takeaways from the president’s pardons and commutations.
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Democrats are picking a nominee based on the factor they’re worst at evaluating (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
The collapse of Biden's electability reveals the central flaw in the party's process.
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Trump is making Barr look like his stooge. And he’s apparently not going to stop. (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
The attorney general is telling people he might resign over Trump's comments on Justice Department matters. But Trump has already ignored him over and over again.
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The Technology 202: Meme-makers are newest frontier in Facebook’s political content debate (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
Mike Bloomnberg is pioneering sponcon on Instagram
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The Energy 202: Utah’s Slickrock Trail is ‘the most famous bike trail in the world.’ The Trump administration may lease it for oil. (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
The 6,600 acres represents just a fraction of federal lands and waters the administration has leased to energy producers.
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Which candidate is the favorite among Latino voters? Nevada could shed some light. (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
The Nevada caucuses will be the first real test of which presidential candidate is getting the most support from Latino voters.
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The Health 202: Drugmakers are developing a coronavirus vaccine. That’s a sign the disease will be around a long time. (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
Sanofi and Janssen clearly think it’s worth the financial risk.
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Post-impeachment, Trump declares himself the ‘chief law enforcement officer’ of America (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
Through pardons and tweets, Trump has directly intervened in an array of criminal matters, alarming legal experts who say his actions undermine confidence in the rule of law.
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The Finance 202: Bloomberg’s plan to rein in Wall Street gets positive reviews from industry critics (Wed, 19 Feb 2020)
But some say it’s not enough.
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